Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II
Landsverk anti-II (nachbearbeitet).jpg
Landsverk Anti-II at the AA-museum in Tuusula, Finland.
Type Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Place of origin  Sweden
Service history
Used by  Finland
 Kingdom of Hungary
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer AB Landsverk
Variants 40M Nimród (Hungarian version based on a license-built copy)
Specifications
Weight 9.5 ton
Length 5.32 m (17 ft 5 in)
Width 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
Crew 5

Armor 6–20 mm (0.24–0.79 in)
Main
armament
40 mm Bofors L/50 anti-aircraft gun
Engine L8V / 36 T Scania 1664 cc
155 hp (kW)
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 anti II, also known as Landsverk anti-II or L-62 or locally ItPsv 41, was a Swedish self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was developed specifically for Finland between 1941 and 1942. The vehicle was developed from the Toldi L-60 m/38 tank. The chassis was lengthened and an 40 mm Bofors AA-gun added. The gun was called 40 ItK/38 in Finnish service.[1]

The tank was exported to Hungary, where it was further developed into an AA-tank called 40M Nimrod. 135 Nimrods were built, and Finland bought six tanks in 1942. All tanks survived the war and were used until 1966.

Operational history[edit]

During the battles in the summer of 1944, the Finnish tanks downed eleven Soviet aircraft and thus prevented attacks against the tank brigade.[citation needed]

Landsverk Anti II backside at AA-museum in Tuusula, Finland

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilmatorjuntamuseo, tykit". Anti-aircraft Museum, Tuusula, Finland. Retrieved 2009-08-20.